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Shannon Miller's Story: From Olympian to Cancer Survivor

Miller, America's most decorated female gymnast, is coming to Fairfield as part of the CT Challenge speakers series.

Shannon Miller, seven-time Olympic medalist. Credit: Shannon Miller on Twitter
Shannon Miller, seven-time Olympic medalist. Credit: Shannon Miller on Twitter
For Shannon Miller, the parallels between her battle with ovarian cancer and her journey to be the best gymnast in the world are undeniable.

There were times when both sent her to her knees — literally. But Miller, America's most decorated female gymast, always got back up. "No matter what," she says, "you keep going."

The seven-time Olympic medalist and nine-time World Champion will share her inspirational story in Connecticut this week, as part of the CT Challenge Speaker Series.

Event Details
  • When: March 20, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, Conn.
  • Tickets: Advance tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for students under 18. All tickets are $10 at the door. Buy them online here.
  • More Info: Visit the CT Challenge website or email info@ctchallenge.org
Miller's talk will be preceded by a special reception for cancer survivors and guests, at 5:30 p.m.

About CT Challenge


The organization's mission, as stated on its website, is to empower cancer survivors to live healthier, happier and longer lives by creating and funding unique survivorship programs and research. In 2012, programs funded by the CT Challenge impacted the lives of more than 54,000 cancer survivors.

The organization's signature fundraiser is a bike ride that draws people from throughout the state and beyond. The 10th annual ride will take place July 25 and July 26. More information on the ride can be found here.

Robyn Butler March 17, 2014 at 09:30 AM
Wish I didn't have to work. I got to meet her once. She's a wonderful inspiration.

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